Monthly Archives April 2016

Kristen Griest has become the US' first infantry officer

Washington, April 29 (News India)- Captain Kristen Griest became the US army’s first female infantry officer this week, in a milestone for the US military as it opens up combat roles for women. Griest was one of two women who made history last year after becoming one of the first female soldiers to pass the […]

helicopter crashes off Norwegian coast

OSLO, April 29 (News India)- A helicopter transporting North Sea oil workers crashed off the coast of western Norway today, killing all 13 people on board, rescue services said. The Super Puma chopper went down around midday in the archipelago off the coast of Bergen, Norway’s second-biggest city. Eleven bodies have been recovered and the […]

Donald Trump Campaign

Washington, April 29 (News India)- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has netted three major endorsements, including from two House committee chairmen, signalling the party leadership is warming to the real estate tycoon. “An aura of inevitability is now forming around the controversial mogul,” The Washington Post said after Trump was endorsed by two House Republican […]

Gujarat Lions’ Dwayne Smith plays a reverse sweep

Pune, April 29 (News India)- Steve Smith’s brilliant century went in vain as Gujarat Lions rode on a blazing opening stand between Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum to beat Rising Pune Supergiants by three wickets in a thrilling last-ball finish here today. Smith smashed 101 off just 54 deliveries as Pune posted a challenging 195/3 […]

Vijay Mallya

London, April 29 (News India)- Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya has said he is in a “forced exile” and disclosed no immediate plans to return to India where things are flying at him “fast and furious”. Mallya said he wants a “reasonable” settlement with creditor banks for his defunct airline, but they “are not getting any […]

US F-16 fighter jet

Washington, April 29 (News India)- The US is not inclined to use tax-payers’ money to provide eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, a media report has said, a day after American lawmakers expressed concern that the aircraft could be used against India and not to combat terrorism. As a result of which Pakistan would have […]

President Pranab Mukherjee (R) and PM of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill.

Port Moresby, April 29 (News India)- Seeking to strengthen bilateral ties and ensuring energy security, India today offered a $100 million line of credit for development of infrastructure in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and agreed to jointly develop new avenues of cooperation to explore and develop the Pacific nation’s vast oil and gas resources. India, […]

Jacob Zuma faces

Pretoria, April 29 (News India)- South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said today, building further pressure on the embattled leader. The charges, relating to a multi-billion dollar arms deal, were dropped by the chief state prosecutor in a move that cleared the way […]

water wasting

Chandigarh, April 29 (News India)- Punjab’s Local Bodies Department has restricted the use of water across the state. The restrictions come with penalties for the violators. Apart from the shortage of water during summers, the restrictions come in wake of the alerts by the Central Ground Water Board, Punjab Irrigation Department and Agriculture Department over […]

Muhammad Sadiq

New Delhi, April 29 (News India)- The Supreme Court today upheld the election of Mohammad Sadique as the Congress MLA from Bhadaur Assembly constituency in Punjab, reserved for the Scheduled Caste, in the January 2012 poll. A Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Prafulla C Pant set aside the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s judgment […]